When trying this : How to install the same softwares in 12.04 which were there in 10.04? , after fetching all the packages, during the process of unpacking, my 2.88GB /var partition ran out of space completely.
Now when I try to run an upgrade or even a partial upgrade of the softwares that I have downloaded, my update manager is crashing and failing complaining that I do not have enough memory left in my /var partition which unfortunately, is true.
Is there a workaround for this problem? Attaching a screen shot of my hard drive partitions :
/dev/sda11 is the one that has run out of space.